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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Bridging cognition and emotion in moral decision making: Role of emotion regulation

Raluca D. Szekely and Andrei C. Miu
In M. L. Bryant (Ed.): Handbook on Emotion Regulation: Processes,
Cognitive Effects and Social Consequences. Nova Science, New York


In the last decades, the involvement of emotions in moral decision making was investigated using moral dilemmas in healthy volunteers, neuropsychological and psychiatric patients. Recent research characterized emotional experience in moral dilemmas and its association with deontological decisions. Moreover, theories debated the roles of emotion and reasoning in moral decision making and suggested that emotion regulation may be crucial in overriding emotion-driven deontological biases. After briefly introducing the reader to moral dilemma research and current perspectives on emotion and emotion-cognition interactions in this area, the present chapter reviews emerging evidence for emotion regulation in moral decision making. Inspired by recent advances in the field of emotion regulation, this chapter also highlights several avenues for future research on emotion regulation in moral psychology.

The book chapter can be downloaded here.

This is a good summary for those starting to learn about cognition, decision-making models, emotions, and morality.